December 11, 2013


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — 2013 was another stellar academic year for Bucknell students and faculty, who made breakthrough research discoveries, garnered national recognition for their hard work and achievements, and started new programs for the next generation of Bucknellians. These are the most read academic news stories for 2013.

Mike Ajjan '14

New genus of bat identified in South SudanThe rare specimen was discovered by researchers from Bucknell University and Fauna & Flora International while conducting field research with wildlife authorities in South Sudan.

Ben Barrett '16

Bucknell ranks No. 1 in student-athlete graduation rateBucknell's student-athlete graduation rate increased to 93 percent, tying the Bison with Stanford as the highest rate in the country.

Sydney Isaacs '16

Bucknell professors earn four FulbrightsAwards from the U.S. State Department will fund teaching and research residencies at institutions in Europe and Asia.

Beth Klunk '14

Ask the Experts: Immigration reform in AmericaAssistant Professor of Sociology Elizabeth Durden discusses the push for immigration reform in America, and why the movement has a good chance of succeeding.

Faculty honored with endowed chairs and professorshipsSeveral members of the Bucknell University faculty have been appointed or reappointed this fall to endowed academic positions.

Lindsay Schwartz '14

Bucknell's School of Management awarded accreditationThe School of Management has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Drew Yingling '15

Ask the Experts: North Korea's aggressionAssociate Professor of Political Science and International Relations Zhiqun Zhu tackles the reasons behind North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling.

Kelly Yuan '15

Pocket orthopedistA group of students and a local doctor have put treatments for certain foot and ankle pains in the palm of your hand.

Bridging the gapStudent Kerong Kelly was sent to study Arabic in Oman by the U.S. State Department.

Meeting engineering's grand challengesThe newest member of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Bucknell will develop a program for students to address engineering problems and opportunities of the 21st century.

Building a brighter futureA pair of sophomores created Bucknell's first-ever service-learning trip to China, hoping to address the educational inequalities that plague parts of their home country.

Bucknell-Geisinger course offers field experiences in public healthBucknell University Professor of Sociology Carl Milofsky launched a new course this semester that combines classroom learning with internships at local health-related organizations, including nearby Geisinger Medical Center.

Growing stronger STEM scholarsA new NSF-funded program at Bucknell will give some incoming STEM majors unprecedented access to undergraduate research opportunities.

Click here to see the top campus stories of 2013.